The Childcare Offer is available from the term after your child’s third birthday until the September following their fourth birthday, when they start full-time school.
Applications open approximately 8 weeks before the funding starts.
Spring term (January) 2022 applications for children born between 1 September 2018 and 31December 2018 can be submitted from 29 October 2021.
All complete applications submitted with all correct evidence by 26 November 2021 will be responded to by 13 December 2021, with funding to start at the beginning of Spring Term.
Incomplete applications received between 29 October 2021 – 26 November 2021 will take longer to process.
You can still apply after 26 November 2021, but funding may not be guaranteed for the start of the Spring Term and cannot be backdated.
(Applications for children born between 1 January 2019 and 31 March 2019 can be submitted from 18 February 2022).